Saturday, October 31, 2020

Dawn Looks Good in Orange!

Nothing like waiting until the last minute for Carve a Pumpkin Day, since Halloween is also today. Although going door-to-door during a pandemic might be a bad idea, so I suppose it's not like we have anything else to do today.

Today is also Girl Scouts Founders Day, so I hope Jane decides to celebrate with a round of John Jacob Jingleheimer Somebody.

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Thursday, October 29, 2020

Here, Kitty Kitty?

I don't think Jake should be celebrating National Cat Day like this, because if there's one thing I know about cats it's that they like their personal space. They're like Daria, only more likely to scratch your face off if you piss them off.

In fact, I recommend celebrating National Hermit Day instead. These days, we're all kind of celebrating our inner hermit. And no, Quinn, I did not say "Kermit."

Fanfic Update!
  • Bearing the Summer, by Lady Evil (parts 10 and 11): "While Link ate his breakfast he texted with his friend, Brandon." (Part 11)

  • Life Goes On, by WildDogJJ (parts 4 - 6): "Quinn was on her way home from her visit with Stacy. As she pulled her car into the driveway of her and Jim's house she saw a yellow Hummer pull into the driveway next door." (Part 5) (Part 6)

  • To a Tea (IC: Make a Daria Character a Killer), by paisleygal (COMPLETE!): "Eric smiled as he pulled up to the Morgendorffer home. He should be ashamed of himself, but he wasn’t."

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Once Upon a Time....

Daria's captivating her peers on National Tell a Story Day, and while she's got their attention I think she should offer them some of her updated fairy tales as well. Helen will be in shortly with another of her vampire stories...hopefully the G-rated version.

Today is also Navy Day, and I invite Mr. DeMartino to consider his options. He'd always dreamed of a life at sea, and even at his age active combat has got to be more appealing than dealing with Kevin and Brittany.

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Sunday, October 25, 2020

I Don't Think Even Cheerleaders Are Supposed to Bend Like That

Brittany's either trying out a radical new cheer or she's celebrating the anniversary of the birth of Pablo Picasso on this day in 1881. Honestly, as awkward as that looks it still seems less painful than the splits.

In fact, we should be celebrating more than just Picasso today, because it's International Artist's Day! Of course, if you ask Jane she'll tell you that every day is International Artist's Day. Just kidding--she'll tell you that it's yet another holiday manufactured by greeting companies to, I guess? I don't really know how it works.

If visual arts aren't your thing, you could also celebrate World Opera Day. I'll be attending the command performance of Madame Butterfly in the automotive department.

Fanfic Update!
  • Life Goes On, by WildDogJJ (parts 2 and 3): "Quinn and Nicole were seated at the kitchen table catching up. Nicole and Jamie were staying with Quinn and Jim while in town for the wedding." (Part 3)

Friday, October 23, 2020

Make Them STOP!

Daria and Jane are smiling way too much for National TV Talk Show Host Day, but I'm sure that's only because the producer slipped something into their coffee. Daria's smile isn't too bad, but I'm getting "I baked these cookies for you" flashbacks from Jane.

Today is also the anniversary of the Fashion Club's cameo appearance on the webcomic Mall Monkeys on this day in 2002. I'm sure the girls were appalled to learn they were involved in something

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Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Try Focusing Your NEGATIVE Energy This Time!

Jake, Helen, and their hippie friends are taking another shot at levitating the Pentagon in honor of the anniversary of the real life attempt to do the same on this day in 1967. I wish them every success, but advise Jake to avoid kicking any buildings this time around. I'm not sure his foot could take any more punishment.

Today is also the anniversary of the first Daria VHS tape, titled "Daria," in 1997. I know, what breaktaking creativity! The tape included the previously-unseen pilot, "Sealed With a Kick," so hooray for creepy smiles on low-quality media!

Fanfic Update!
  • Brittany - Esteem of the Transfer Student, by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (COMPLETE!): "Angela Li heard the knock at her office door. 'Come in,' she said. Brittany entered. 'Hi, Ms. Li.'"

  • Danny Morgendorffer, by ST91 (part 53): "The following Sunday passed quietly enough. Daniel woke up later than usual and ate breakfast. Sure, his parents pummeled him with questions about what exactly he and Quinn had done the day before ..."

  • Life Goes On, by WildDogJJ (part 1): "For the second time in her life Daria Morgendorffer was attending a wedding ceremony at the rose garden of Winged Tree Country Club."

Monday, October 19, 2020

"Oh rapture, oh ecstasy--another scintillating computer game."

Twenty years ago today, the video game Daria's Inferno was released. Given the game's age, it would be difficult to play it today, but that's probably for the best. It had its fun moments, but those steam tunnels were the worst.

Today is also Evaluate Your Life Day, so why not take some advice from Jake Morgendorffer? "Then you walk away. You change your name, move to another state, get some ID. It's not too late to start over, Daria, it's not too late! You're still a young man! You don't have to live with your mistakes! Get out while you can!"

Or maybe you could just think about getting more exercise.

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Saturday, October 17, 2020

I Guess It Still Beats Frozen Lasagna

While Jake is right to celebrate National Pasta Day with a bowl of penne a la pesto, I think his technique needs a little work. Plus, I can tell from here that it's oxidizing.

Today is also one of the Fashion Club's least favorite holidays, Wear Something Gaudy Day. I can already hear Stacy freaking out that her outfit isn't quite gaudy enough.

Fanfic Update!
  • Brittany - Esteem of the Transfer Student, by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 4): "Daria sighed as she followed Brittany, Kevin and Donna into the Pizza place. She took Brittany aside after they ordered the pizzas. 'Do you think you can tell Ms. Li that I’m fitting in?'"

  • Doctor Who - Changes in Time and Space, by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 4): "'Of course I will, Doctor, there is no point in remaining in it!' Kellira said. She turned to the guards who were waiting for her near the door. 'Guards; March! Leave this Time Lord Timeship,' she ordered."

  • Oh, Brother (The Carbones), by WildDogJJ (part 1): "Quinn: 'So, boys, how was school?' Tommy: 'Awesome. I told a joke and all the other kids loved it, but then the stupid teacher threatened me with detention.'"

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Students With Filthy Hands

The students of Lawndale High seem pretty underwhelmed that today is World Students' Day, but if you had to attend Lawndale High you'd be just as unenthusiastic. Maybe Mr. DeMartino will use the day to regain his love for teaching! (Spoiler alert: he will not.)

Today is also Global Handwashing Day, and I encourage everyone to celebrate this one extra hard not just today, but every day. This holiday has never been more relevant than now!

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Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Can They Do Anything About 2020 in General?

Daria and Jane are so happy that today is International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction, because Kevin's mighty helmet of a head ended the big, wet rainstorm before it killed everyone in Lawndale! Yay! Although I'm not sure that's the approach the UN typically recommends.

Today is also potentially the anniversary of the earliest post on the Paperpusher's Message Board in 1999. Apparently the exact earliest date is not known, but I'm sure archaeologists are working nonstop to crack the mystery of that ancient time.

Fanfic Update!
  • Bearing the Summer, by Lady Evil (part 9): "'Ow!' Link flinched as Helen tried to comb his hair in the hallway of the Lawndale courthouse. 'Helen, you need to get my hair wet before you comb it. And I already combed it this morning!'"

Sunday, October 11, 2020

Extra, Extra!

Daria seems pretty grateful for International Newspaper Carrier Day, because without it how would she get her newspaper without having to leave her own house? Just imagine the horror of it!

Today is also It's My Party Day, and if you think Daria's going to celebrate this one, then you are definitely new to this fandom. Go check with Brittany; her parents might be out of town again.

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Friday, October 9, 2020

Only You Can Prevent Kitchen Fires!

Jake is clearly not off to a good start for Fire Prevention Day, but the good news is that he gets another nice, relaxing stay at a hotel. Right up until Quinn screws something up again. Which should be any minute.

Today is also the day Entertainment Weekly declared Daria a toon diva in 1998, a title she shared with Tinkerbell, Veronica, and...Foghorn Leghorn? You got me.

Fanfic Update!
  • Bringing Light to a Black Day, by Anonymous (COMPLETE!): "Daria had to give it up for her dad’s ineptitude when it came to home repairs; due to his attempts to increase the temperature on the hot water heater somehow breaking it completely, in spite of the fact that all he’d needed to do was turn one knob, she had the house all to herself until the plumber could get there the next day."

Wednesday, October 7, 2020


Mr. O'Neill wants everyone to know that today is the anniversary of the musical "Cats," which debuted on Broadway on this day in 1982. Between this and his stint as the Lawndale Lion in "I Loathe a Parade," I'm starting to wonder if Mr. O'Neill is secretly a furry. And, if so, what does Ms. Barch think of it?

Today is also International Walk to School Day, but in light of recent events this holiday may not be for everyone. Back in the Before Time, Daria and Jane walked to school every day, so I think they're pretty much covered.

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Monday, October 5, 2020

Does This Mean Jodie is a Bond Girl?

Mack's clearly enjoying the anniversary of Dr. No, the first James Bond movie, which was released on this day in 1962. Either that or he's come up with a very creative way to get away from Kevin.

Today is also World Teacher's Day, and I hope Mr. DeMartino in particular is having a good one. At the very least, I hope he doesn't have to put up with Kevin Thompson. Otherwise, would someone please get him his own jetpack?

Fanfic Update!
  • Brittany - Esteem of the Transfer Student, by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 3): "Once they had ordered their pizza’s they found a booth. 'So, we were going to talk about ourselves?' Brittany asked."

  • Danny Morgendorffer, by ST91 (part 52): "'Partypartyparty!' Quinn exclaimed as she, her brother and Heather walked towards the building where the party in question was taking place."

  • Daria Ravenclaw: The Year of the Owl, by Meester_Lee (part 38): "Daria carefully stepped past the edge of the fireplace then stood up. 'Good, you made it,' said Anahita. who’d flooed in just before Daria."

  • Daria's sexuality crisis, by tawog (COMPLETE!): "Daria was never one to get close with others."

  • Mystery of Sherwood, by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 1): "It had been a week since Clara had joined Lady Vastra, Jenny and Strax in their Paternoster Row residence. She was still adjusting to being stuck over a century in her past. She heard a knock on the door. 'Come in.'"

Saturday, October 3, 2020

Aunt Rita Needs to STOP Celebrating This One!

Tom's happy to see that today is National Boyfriends Day, but Daria is not so thrilled. Give it another season or so, Daria. You'll get your turn.

Today is also Virus Appreciation Day, but I think I'll pass on this one. And so will the rest of the planet, I suspect.

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Thursday, October 1, 2020

Coffee and Cookies, Anyone?

Daria's happily celebrating International Coffee Day, unless that's cocoa she's drinking. I know which I'd prefer, anyway!

I have the perfect complement to that hot beverage, too, because today is also National Homemade Cookies Day! I hope no one in the Morgendorffer family takes the "homemade" part seriously, though, because Daria with cookies is creepy, Jake's a menace in the kitchen, and Helen gets thwarted by refrigerated cookie dough. Interestingly, Quinn might actually do a decent job. I mean, she did make a layer cake for Kevin and it looked okay.

Fanfic Update!
  • Boxing Quinn, by WildDogJJ (COMPLETE!): "Quinn's car was driving along in a thunderstorm. Inside, Quinn was crying as she drove through torrential rain at a speed that would be dangerous even in calm weather."

  • Danny Morgendorffer, by ST91 (part 51): "Jake Morgendorffer was in a very bad mood. Scolding the three thugs who had throw the water balloon at him was of little use ..."

  • Doctor Who - Changes in Time and Space, by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 1): "The found Sabrina hunched over the console looking at the encryption of the Drahvin plan file with confusion..."

  • Lawndale, by peapotmaster (part 1): "A teenage girl with glasses, a green jacket, and a black skirt entered the police station, as she walked up to the front desk to a plump cop drinking a decaf coffee."